Dr. David Granet, MD

Dr. David Granet, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. David Granet, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1987 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

9415 Campus Point Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Granet's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Granet "David Granet, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and adult re-alignment (strabismus). He is the adult ocular motility specialist for Shiley Eye Institute, and his clinical interests include state-of-the-art adjustable suture strabismus surgery, childhood eye misalignments and disorders, nystagmus, and the role of vision in learning disorders. Dr. Granet is the Anne Ratner Chair of Pediatric Ophthalmology and director of the Anne F. and Abraham Ratner Children's Eye Center located within the Shiley Eye Institute. He is one of the founders of the Shiley Thyroid Eye Disease Clinic and director of the Divisions of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Eye Alignment Disorders for UC San Diego Health. He is also a professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Granet's research interests include developing new techniques to facilitate adult adjustable suture eye muscle surgery, new ways to identify childhood eye disorders, and re-evaluating the use of electro-physiologic testing in apparently blind infants. Dr. Granet also runs the USA-certified pediatric ophthalmology fellowship training program, which is an international program. A world-wide educator, he has been an invited professor in countries such as Singapore, China, Australia, India, and England, among others. He also co-founded the World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology which has held the largest meetings in the field, with participants from over 100 countries. He has published over 150 articles, chapters and books. In particular, Dr. Granet has published many articles on new and different approaches to eye muscle surgery. He is also the senior author of the textbook, Challenging Cases in Pediatric Ophthalmology. Dr. Granet completed a residency at New York University School of Medicine, where he served as a chief resident. He completed a special two-year fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Granet earned his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine, where he served as president of his class. He is board-certified in ophthalmology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO), the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP). Dr. Granet's work has led him to be consistently named as one of the Best Doctors in America and as a top doctor in San Diego Magazine’s “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society. He also earned the Senior Achievement Award from the Academy of Ophthalmology and the Senior Honor Award from the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology. A dynamic speaker, Dr. Granet was selected to host UCSD-TV's Health Matters. He is also the founder and moderator of the International Pediatric-Ophthalmology Internet discussion group. Dr. Granet lives in San Diego with his wife, three children and their labradoodle."
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

59  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Color Blindness
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cyclotropia
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Lazy Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
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12  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Harbor UCLA Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Bellevue Hospital Nyu
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • New York University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Granet has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Granet's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Granet to family and friends
29 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

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Dr. Granet's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

My wife has thyroid eye disease (TED), which damages eye muscles and restricts eye movement. Dr. Kikkawa performs orbital decompression allowing the eyes to move freely. This allows Dr. Granet's eye muscle surgery to be more efficient. Both doctors have amazing reputations, and yet are not at all...more
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Dr. Granet is my hero. Our granddaughter has a few genetic problems which lead us to see him. After a thorough exam and a multitude of questions, our concerns were allayed. His manner, personality, professionalism are endearing. I felt he really cares.
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Good guy, great surgeon. There's a reason he has such an amazing reputation - he did my adult strabismus surgery and for the first time in 60+ years I don't need to wear glasses with prisms. You'll have to wait to see him, but it's well worth the wait.
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Despite his many accolades / recognition for eye surgery & nystagmus, those aren’t Dr. Granet’s greatest specialty. Curiosity, drive, and medical expertise are traits he uses to fix eyeballs, but people are what he's best at. He's probably one of those people loved by friends and neighbors, who is...more
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A month ago Dr. Granet saw me for the first time to discuss a condition called strabismus. He suggested the corrective surgery which he scheduled within the month. I had lived with the condition for over fifty years; my eyes were misaligned causing people to double take when they noticed. It had...more
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